New single draws near...

Cold Specks are streaming the evocative clip for their new single 'Blank Maps'.

Taking their name from a James Joyce quote, Cold Specks are an intriguing proposition. Led by Canadian vocalist Al Spx, the London based band are responsible for some fascinating rough hewn acoustic nuggets.

Debut album ‘I Predict A Graceful Expulsion’ will be released on May 21st, with upcoming single 'Blank Maps' due to emerge a week earlier. The single comes equipped with an evocative, strangely surreal video, which you can watch below.

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Managed by Jim Anderson, Al Spx was seemingly coaxed over to the UK to focus on her music. “Jim convinced me to fly out and work on the record for a few months,” Spx explained.

“That was a year and a half ago. I guess I’m permanently based here now. I didn’t know anyone when I moved here. We needed musicians and Jim knew a bunch. Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey’s regular collaborator) has been helping out with some arrangements and percussion and Jim’s old friends Pete Roberts (guitar), Thomas Greene (piano) and Tom Havelock (cello) also play on the record.”

Cold Specks are planning to play three nights at London's Hoxton Hall next month. Tickets are on sale now, with the dates as follows:

19 London Hoxton Hall
20 London Hoxton Hall
21 London Hoxton Hall

Click here to buy tickets for Cold Specks!

Photo Credit: Jim Anderson

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